The main gateway for the Tirolean resorts is Innsbruck airport and the location in the heart of Tirol means that resorts are so easy to reach. Some can be reached within half an hour
There are daily flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck with easyJet and twice weekly from Bristol and Liverpool. British Airways fly five times a week from London Gatwick direct to Innsbruck. New for 2012-13 Monarch will fly three times a week from Manchester airport to Innsbruck. For affordable resort transfers visit www.transfer.tirol.at Transfer time to the resorts range from 15 minutes to 1,5 hours
Munich (Germany): Munich is served by British Airways from London City, London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh, Lufthansa operates from London City, Birmingham and Manchester. New for 2012-13 Monarch fly from Leeds-Bradford, London Luton and Birmingham and easyJet fly from Stansted and Edinburgh, and Aer Lingus from Cork and Dublin.
Transfer Time to the Tirol: 1.5 hours
Salzburg (Austria): Salzburg is served by easyJet from Bristol, Liverpool, London Luton and London Gatwick. Jet2 from Manchester, Edinburgh, British Airways from Gatwick, Flybe from Exeter and Southampton, Jet2 from Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds-Bradford and Ryanair from Stansted. Convenient transfer time to the resorts in the eastern part of Tirol, like Kitzbühel, Söll, Kirchberg, Westendorf, St. Johann, Ellmau: 1 hr.
Friedrichshafen (Germany): Friedrichshafen is served by Monarch from London Stansted. Convenient transfer time to the resorts in the western part of Tirol, like St. Anton, Ischgl: 1½ hr.
If you think flying is the only option for your ski trip to Austria, then think again. Train travel may not be the first choice which springs to mind but with improved services and better connections, Austria is closer than you think. For more information about train travel to Austria visit www.snowcarbon.co.uk
...or have a look at the rail feature here